Prostitution in holiday apartments on the rise, say police in Sigmaringen

Police in the district of Sigmaringen have reported an increase in cases of illegal prostitution taking place in holiday apartments, with landlords struggling to prevent the illegal activity from taking place. Cases are no longer isolated to one area, as police report incidents in Mengen and Pfullendorf.

Sex Club Maxim Wien

The problem is thought to have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to legal prostitution establishments remaining closed while hotels and holiday apartments remained open. This meant that many prostitutes had to look for alternative locations to carry out their work. Even when legal establishments reopened, some prostitutes continued to rent holiday apartments or hotels, attracted by lower rental costs and the anonymity they offered.

Police spokesperson Christian Sugg has suggested that the motivations behind this type of prostitution include the desire to maximize profits, the avoidance of regulation, and the ability to acquire customers easily. Holiday apartments and hotels are particularly popular locations as they offer the potential for anonymity, with contactless check-ins and check-outs making it easy for the sex workers to operate unnoticed.

The police have called on landlords to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the authorities. They suggest that landlords ensure they have personal contact with guests, rather than renting solely through online platforms. They also urge people to be aware of the signs of prostitution taking place, such as frequent visitors to a property and people staying for short periods of time.

The rise in this type of illegal activity highlights the need for tighter regulation and monitoring of short-term rental properties, and the police will be stepping up efforts to detect and prosecute those involved.

Previously we wrote

There are rumors that the Funpalast saunaclub in Vienna may be closing in the coming months and that the building will be replaced by a new office building for a pharmaceutical company. However, Funpalast management has not made any official statement on the matter, so at this point, these are only rumors. The future of the girls working at Funpalast remains uncertain, but some may choose to continue working at other clubs or seek work in Germany, while others who previously worked as street prostitutes may return to that line of work: The end of Funpalast-story?

A woman’s body was discovered in an Asian apartment brothel in Berlin-Friedrichshain on Monday, May 8. The police were alerted after a distress call was made to the fire department. The landlord, a 75-year-old man, and his 35-year-old acquaintance found the deceased woman and immediately contacted the police. The police have not yet confirmed whether the woman was an employee of the brothel and have not ruled out the possibility of homicide. The homicide department of the LKA Berlin is investigating the case. The incident has raised concerns about the safety of sex workers in Berlin, and the police have urged anyone with information to come forward and assist with the investigation:  Woman found dead in Berlin brothel, police suspect homicide

The Sex Vienna community, a forum for information on the sex scene in Vienna, has warned users about a scam targeting customers of the Booksusi website. A Hungarian gang is advertising their services on Booksusi, requesting payment in advance and then disappearing with the money, leaving customers without the service they paid for. The gang frequently deletes their profile on Booksusi and creates a new one with a different phone number when necessary. The Sex Vienna community advises users to conduct thorough research on service providers before paying for any services and to remain cautious when booking services through these types of websites. Legitimate brothels and sex clubs do not require clients to provide personal information, including phone numbers, unless absolutely necessary: Hungarian scammers are stealing customers’ money and advertising their services on Booksusi

The police have closed down an illegal brothel in Braunau after receiving tips from the public. The brothel was being run by a group of Romanian individuals who had been renting apartments and transforming them into brothels since November 2022. The women working in these brothels did not use any protection against sexually transmitted diseases. Four women were charged and a security deposit worth several thousand euros was collected. The women who worked in these brothels traveled to different cities in Austria on a weekly basis, and the promotion of their services and communication with clients was handled by staff in Romania. The closure of the brothel was carried out in consultation with the relevant authorities: Police close down illegal brothel in Braunau

Leave a Comment